Events and Activities

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Do YOU want to make a difference in South Shore? Join Our Board of Directors. 

  • We work directly with elected officials to improve the quality of life where we live, work, and play.
  • Engage with public safety and law enforcement agencies to foster…
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CSSAC 2023 Giving from the Heart ❤️ Pop-Up Pantry

Sharing is caring!

Join us as we open our hearts to supply our neighbors with a pop-up pantry and fun fall activities for kids and adults.

Giving from the Heart

Sat. Oct. 14, 3-6 pm

Our Lady of Peace

79th & Jeffery

(Parking Lot & Indoors)

If you can help with a f…

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CSSAC 2023 Jazz & Art Auction

Did you think we were done?No Way!

The Central South Shore Area Council will host our

2nd annual Jazz & Art Auction on

Sat. Sept 16, 5-8 pm

7809 S. Luella Ave.

(Bring Your Lawn Chairs)

(18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

Join us as we fill the air with the sul…

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CSSAC Community Resource & Back-2-School Fair

Join Us For a Day of Fun! 

It seems like summer just started, and it's already time to think of going back to school!

No worries! We've got a day of fun lined up for you at our

Community Resource & Back-2-School Fair!

In addition to Back-2-School giveaways, we wil…

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We're doing it again!

Join Us as We Celebrate Summer!!

Come out and "Meet & Greet" your neighbors at our Summer Celebration!

Sat. July 8, 3-6 pm on the 7700-7800 block of Crandon!

We'll have fun and games for all ages. Music!! Free food and …

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Celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day

Join us as we rejoice in the Emancipation of slaves in the United States! CSSAC's Juneteenth Community Funday Celebration will fill the day with fun, informative activities that emphas…

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2023 Earth Day FUNDrive Fundraiser

Declutter / Donate

Help Reduce our Urban Footprint & Help our Community Organization Raise Money!

We will collect men's, women's, and children's clothes, coats, shoes, scarves, handbags, wallets, fashion accessories, ties, belts, backpacks, and household textiles …
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2023 Flower Power Fundraiser

It's Flower Power time! Sow your seeds of support with us!

We look forward to your support of our annual Gardening Fundraiser and another spectacular planting, growing, and harvesting season! Funds raised help us bring fun, informative, and community-mobilizing e…

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2023 Candidate Forums

Are you interested in finding out more about the candidates running for the 5th and 8th Ward Aldermanic offices and Chicago Police Department District Councils?

If so, please take this Peoples Forum Civic Responsibility survey and plan to attend the following even…

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2022 Microsoft Community Challenge - ChangeX puzzle wall

WE CAN with collaboration between community development leaders, businesses, neighbors and non-profit organizations!

WE DID in spite of the economic instability & divestment seen in communities on Chicago's south side, neighbors from one south-east side community …

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Family Funday 2022 - Fall Harvest Saturday Oct. 8

Come out meet neighbors discuss issues in our community that are concerning to you!!! We will have fun and LOTS of giveaways!! If you are able to bring 1 non-perishable food item (canned or shelf stable) so we can "GIVE FROM THE HEART" to ANY neighbor who needs. 

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Family Funday 2022 - Starry, Starry night Sept. 10, 2022 Silent Art auction fundraiser added!!

Hey neighbor,

we will learn about and listen to OUR American classic music - Jazz!!


Silent Art Auction fundraiser 

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Meet neighbors, talk about the issues on our blocks AND GET SOME EXERCISE!!

Every Tuesday we WALK!!

1st Fridays of each month we ROLL!!

Don't miss this!!

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Family Funday 2022:Back to School Dance & Social Aug. 13,

Our Central South Shore Area Council is hosting our 3rd summer event!! JOIN US!

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Family Funday 2022:Christmas in July Saturday July 9

Posted June 27, 2022

We're celebrating Christmas in July!! Join us for crafts, Christmas movie marathon and FUN!! Details are in the attached flier

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Family Funday 2022: Juneteenth Saturday June 18

posted May 29, 2022

Join us in South Shore as we celebrate Freedom Day the day when all slaves were finally emancipated

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Family Funday 2022: Saturday June 18,

posted May 29, 2022

YES our Juneteenth Celebration and Family Funday Kickoff event will happen on same day at same location so YOU don't have to miss ANY of the festivities!! 

After June our Family Funday will be the 2nd Saturday of each month July through Octob…

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Interested in Volunteering?

Please let us know a little bit more about yourself, which network (public safety OR housing OR marketing & communication) you'd like to volunteer for and we'll contact you via email for further information or with additional details.

Thanks for taking that first step to make our community better!!